Does the bullhorn lip lift look natural?

If the procedure is done by a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in the bullhorn lip lift with the right patient, the results should look natural. This lip lift is not for everyone, please schedule a consultation with your physician.

Can a lip lift be performed with rhinoplasty?

Yes, a lip lift can be performed with a closed rhinoplasty – though it may be best to wait three months between procedures. Please consult with your plastic surgeon.

Can a bullhorn lip lift be reversed?

No. Any form of lip lift cannot be reversed, unfortunately. The procedure excises a piece of the patient’s skin, and it cannot be replaced.

Does a bullhorn lip lift affect the muscle?

No. If done properly, the procedure will not affect the patients muscle.

When will swelling go down after a bullhorn lip lift procedure?

This depends upon the patient. Healing may take longer for thicker skin and dark pigmented patients. Generally, healing may take 6 to 12 weeks.

How soon can I have a lip fillers after the bullhorn lip lift procedure?

Please wait 6 to 8 weeks after your bullhorn lip lift to allow swelling to subside. Please consult with your plastic surgeon.

Does the bullhorn lip lift creates an unnatural smile?

No. Your smile will not be affected by this procedure.

How soon can I be presentable after bullhorn lip lift surgery?

Generally, downtime may be up to one week.

Does the bullhorn lip lift make nostrils appear larger?

If the procedure is done properly, it should not change the appearance of the nostrils.

The bullhorn lip lift, otherwise known as a subnasal lip lift, is an alternative procedure to short-term lip enhancing techniques. This particular technique reduces the length of the patient’s upper lip.

Bullhorn lip lifts allow the upper teeth to become more visible when smiling, which is a sign of youthfulness. In this procedure, incisions are made directly underneath the nostrils. Excess skin is taken out, and the upper lip is pulled up, shortening the length of the patient’s upper lip. Sutures are tied underneath the skin, not affecting nerves or muscle. The bullhorn lip lift allows the patients cupids bow to become more prominent, feminine and aesthetically pleasing.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr Usha Rajagopal and her highly trained staff bring an integrated and comprehensive team approach, along with women’s insight and sensitivity, to the art of cosmetic surgery.

Located in beautiful Union Square, the practice at the San Francisco Plastic Surgery and Laser Center has been a Bay Area leader for 20 years for cosmetic plastic surgery of the face, breast and body.

Dr. Usha Rajagopal also provides the latest in cutting edge cosmetic dermatology procedures, specialized medical skin services and state-of-the-art laser treatments.

If you have any questions regarding Bullhorn Lip Lifts at our San Francisco office, or wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rajagopal, in San Francisco, California, please call the San Francisco Plastic Surgery & Laser Center at 415-392-3333.